According to the New York Post, safety Marqui Christian is no longer joining the New York Jets after reportedly agreeing to a deal last week.
A report from Brain Costello of the New York Post has revealed that free safety Marqui Christian will not join the New York Jets. Reports from last week indicated that Christian was set to don green, but this appears to no longer be the case.
— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) March 27, 2020
Costell’s report states that Christian and the Jets could not agree on contract terms. The former Los Angeles Ram was originally set to join on a $2 million contract for one year.
Christian, 25, was a Division II star at Midwestern State, earning All-American honors in 2015. He played his success into a fifth-round selection by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2016 draft. Arizona waived him in September 2016, but was immediately picked up by Los Angeles and built a four-year NFL career by working special teams into his repertoire.
In New York, Christian was expected to compete for a reserve safety position behind Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye. Matthias Farley is under contract for another year, while seasoned New York veteran Rontez Miles is up for free agency. The Jets also released Christian’s fellow former Ram Blake Countess earlier this month.
Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffJMags